Manchester Science Festival in Half Term

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This year sees the 10th birthday of Manchester Science Festival. Part laboratory, part playground, the festival brings together some of the most creative, surprising and hands-on science, where people of all ages can participate, experience and be curious about the world around them.

Most events and experiences are free. This year’s festival runs from Thursday 20 October to Sunday 30 October; last year’s event attracted around 120,000 participants over 11 days, making it England’s largest Science Festival.

There are many attractions suitable for families, including a screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, telescopes, messy science, tea and cakes, drawing, modelling, experiments and more.

Venues include the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Museum, Media City, John Rylands Library, Royal Exchange, Jodrell Bank and others – for more information explore the website here.